Natural Cosmetics Not Living up to their Marketing Claims

New research by Organic Monitor finds that few brands marketing cosmetics as ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ are living up to their claims. Organic Monitor assessed over 50 cosmetic brands and ranked them according to their level of ‘naturalness’. The research was led by a chartered chemist who analyzed the formulations of natural and organic cosmetics and […]

Natural Products Association Certifies 700th Natural Product

The Natural Products Association (NPA) announced that it has certified its 700th product/ingredient under its Natural Seal program. The NPA was founded in 2008 to provide natural certification of personal care products sold in the United States. The NPA’s natural standard for personal care products covers both products and ingredients. Last year, NPA launched the […]

TRUE Natural Cosmetics Sunscreen is Awarded NPA Certification

TRUE Natural Cosmetics, a Washington based sun and skin care company, was awarded natural certifications by the Natural Products Association (NPA) for their sunscreen and self-tanner.  The NPA is a US non-profit organization devoted to the natural products industry, and has created a set of guidelines that dictate whether a product can be deemed truly […]

First Suppliers of Functional Cosmetic Ingredients Awarded NaTrue Label

The NaTrue-Label for Natural and Organic Cosmetics has recently certified Botanica, Cognis, Dishman and DSM, becoming the first suppliers of functional cosmetic ingredients to gain raw material certificaiton.  NaTrue is an international certification that meets highly critical criteria and standards.  Besides water, certified products contain only natural ingredients, derived natural ingredients and nature-identical ingredients. NaTrue […]

NPA Certifies 300 Natural Personal Care Products

The Natural Product Association (NPA) natural certification program is now 300 products strong and growing. NPA is now the leading third party certified natural seal of approval for personal care products in the United States. The natural personal care market is full of brands misleading consumers to think their products are natural or organic when […]

Organic Monitor to Host First-Ever Natural Cosmetics Masterclass in North America

Consumer confusion about natural and organic labels and standards, and the increased demand by retailers for third party verification has led Organic Monitor to host its first-ever Natural Cosmetics Masterclass in North America next month. The event, hosted alongside the HBA Expo, will take place in New York on 29-30th Septmeber. The Masterclass aims to […]

International Natural and Organic Cosmetic Standards Harmonize

Today, cosmetic companies around the world seek to describe their products as organic, yet there is no international certification standard to back their claims. But a big step in the right direction was taken last month with the creation of a not-for-profit international association. By the end of 2014 Cosmos, or the COSMetic Organic Standard, […]